10 Asheville Bars with a View

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There is something about a mountain view that connects you to the essence and mystery of nature.  Asheville offers views that are as expansive as they are colorful, which in many ways, stand as a symbol of it’s unique mountain culture.  What better way to take in the best of Asheville than with a cocktail and the Blue Ridge?  We’ve rounded up some of Asheville’s bars with a view that will wet your whistle and showcase the best views Asheville has to offer.


Capella on 9

A new addition to Asheville’s skyline is Capella on 9, located on the 9th floor of the new AC Hotel in the heart of Asheville on Broadway Street.  Featuring a balcony with mountain views, this rooftop bar promises “small plates, with big views.” Capella on 9 offers farm-to-table, curated tapas-style dishes and handcrafted drinks.  With fire pits to keep you warm and toasty, this is an ideal spot to cozy up and enjoy the view.   Our handcrafted drink pick?  The Smoked Boulevardier with Maker’s Mark, Campari, sweet vermouth, Angostura, Smoke. Capella on 9

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Montford Rooftop Bar

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Located on the 8th floor of The Hyatt Place Asheville, The Montford Rooftop Bar delivers a stunning, westward facing view of the mountains and sunset.  The rustic bar space seats around 50 people, with rotating seasonal brews on tap, as well as curated cocktails and wines.  The patio is where you want to be, naturally.   We recommend pairing up the Smoked Sunburst Trout Dip with the Honeysuckle cocktail that will keep you warm and satisfied.  Montford Rooftop Bar



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On the western side of Asheville’s Historic Flatiron Building, Skybar is one of the more well known bars with a view in Asheville.  Spread among four terraces, Skybar is a part of The World Cafe on Battery Park. Scoring high on the charm factor is an antique elevator, complete with a doormen that takes you to the 8th floor bar entrance. Though the terraces are small, the view is expansive and all consuming.  Its the perfect place to enjoy a pre dinner cocktail to get your evening started. Skybar



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Pillar’s rooftop bar is atop the Garden Hilton Inn, downtown.  Tall glass windows enable you to take in a full spectrum view through all seasons. Enjoy the “glass to garden” terrace, where fire pits and heat lamps keep you toasty.  Try a craft cocktail or share one of their many southern fusion small plates, like the Pulled Pork Nachos.   Enjoy the city sounds set to the backdrop of the mountains with this rooftop view.  Pillar


Highland Brewery

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Highland Brewery is the oldest legal brewery in Asheville.  Located on the Eastside of town, it’s surrounded by lush woods with a pasture called the Meadow.  The Meadow hosts a variety of rotating food trucks, as well as picnic tables and games. There is something for everyone, including your dog.  The rooftop patio is dog friendly, so bring your furry friend and order a beer flight to share (with your date, not your dog, silly).  Highland Brewery


Top of the Monk

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If you’re looking for a truly handcrafted cocktail, The Top of the Monk is for you!  On top of the Thirsty Monk downtown, over looking the sights and sounds of Pack Square, this rooftop bar is strung with patio lights and city views.  Creating their own bitters, infusions, syrups and fresh squeezed juices, your libration will be a an artist’s masterpiece.  They specialize in classic cocktails like the Bobby Burns Cocktail or a creamy Brandy Alexander.  They put their heart into their cocktails and it shows.  Top of the Monk


Green Man Brewery

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One of Asheville’s original breweries, Green Man Brewery was founded in 1997 as a small brew-pub.  Today, Green Man has a “Greenmansion” with three floors to suit your beer loving pleasure.  Enjoy a tour of the brewery and get your love a souvenir from the “brewtique.”  Grab a beer flight and settle into the third floor patio for a view of the Blue Ridge that won’t disappoint.  Green Man Brewery


Twisted Laurel

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Walking distance from Pack Square, you’ll find Twisted Laurel’s large, outdoor patio space ideal for taking a load off between your city ventures. Their mediterranean menu offers a wide variety of dishes, perfect for sharing.  Want to bring your dog? The dog friendly patio allows you to bring your pooch and even provides a doggie menu if he’s hungry!  With two full bars and weekly live music, you can sit back and let the evening unfold. Twisted Laurel


Social Lounge

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A local favorite, the Social Lounge, has a cozy terrace with table seating and city views.  They have great weekly drink specials, including $2 off crafted cocktails on Thursdays (locals only!).  If you’re getting hungry, order a plate to share.  Or enjoy a full dinner menu from Strada Italiano next door, served rooftop for you.  Social Lounge


The Southern

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The Southern is located in the heart of downtown Asheville, at the crossing of Lexington and Walnut.  The historic stone patio has a front row seat to the city’s colorful bustle, perfect for people watching.  Order the mac and cheese with lobster to experience a true Southern delicacy.   Need a place to unwind?   Strong drinks, comfort food and city views will do the trick.  The Southern

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